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发电机反馈

The use of portable or permanently installed generators in homes and businesses has become increasingly popular. 当暴风雨导致停电时, 发电机可以提供安全, 舒适和安全,您的家庭或企业. 不幸的是, not everyone understands the requirements for safe installation and operation of a generator. Knowing the hazards can prevent equipment damage, fires, serious injury and death.

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Backfeed is a dangerous condition that occurs when 电ity produced from a portable generator flows through portions of the wiring within the structure, feeds back 电ity through the 电 meter and ends up energizing the utility-owned transformer in reverse of its normal operation. The most common cause of this is when a person plugs their generator output into a household wall outlet in hopes of energizing the other outlets throughout the home.  A home's 电al system isn't built for this, and it can cause fires!  If you want to safely power your home with a portable generator, have a licensed 电ian install a double-throw switch.

大小的发电机

Proper sizing, voltage selection and identifying the proper installation location are all important. When choosing the size and voltage, it is important to consider the equipment you plan to operate. 

便携式发电机的安全问题 

Generators burn petroleum-based fuels to produce 电ity and their exhaust produces Carbon Monoxide (CO). This tasteless and odorless toxic gas is a by-product of incomplete combustion and can lead to CO poisoning. If proper installation and combustible air requirements are not met, 可能会造成严重的伤害和死亡. 及早发现是保证安全的关键. Using a CO detector is recommended in all homes and businesses. If you suspect you have been exposed to CO, seek medical attention immediately. 

电气安全     电气安全

安全是188bet金宝搏官网登录的首要任务. 每年, using a special high-voltage safety trailer and tabletop equipment, we educate thousands of children and adults about 电al safety.  If you’re interested in having a safety demonstration brought to your school or group, 只要在1-点给188bet金宝搏官网登录打电话.

A Midwest Energy lineman utilizes a special high-voltage safety trailer demonstration at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. 在演示, a pineapple is electrified to show the hazards of touching a live powerline. 布莱恩Dreiling, 188bet金宝搏官网登录员工, uses a tabletop 电 and gas safety demonstration kit to educate elementary-aged children about 电ity and gas.

 

如果你看到一条倒下的电线:
  • NEVER touch a fallen power line, or anything or anyone in contact the wire.
  • Keep people and pets 20 feet from fallen 电 wires.
  • 不要在掉下来的电线上开车.
  • Call 911 or Midwest Energy, at 1- immediately to report a fallen power line.
如果一根电线碰到你的车:
  • 呆在室内! 最安全的地方是你的车里. 你车周围的地面可能被通电了.
  • 用你的手机打911.  
  • 摇下车窗,提醒他人远离. Anyone who touches the car or ground around the vehicle may be injured.
  • 消防部门, police and Midwest Energy workers will tell you when it is safe to get out of the vehicle.
  • 如果你因火灾必须离开车辆, keep your hands at your sides and jump clear of the vehicle, so you are not touching the car when your feet hit the ground.  Keep both feet close together and shuffle away from the vehicle without picking up your feet.

挖之前先打811!堪萨斯州的轮廓被绿色填满. “Kansas811” is in yellow text and overlaid on the state. 挖之前先打811.

气体, 电, 水, telecommunications and sewer lines are just some of the utilities buried underground, 有时在很浅的深度.

 Before you move dirt for any reason – installing a sprinkler system, 建立一个棚, even planting a tree – you should call Kansas One Call by dialing 811.  When you call two business days in advance of digging, crews will locate and mark all underground utilities at no charge to you.  通过了解地下有什么, you can save yourself the headache and expense of repairing any utility lines you could damage by digging into them.

在输电线附近种植和修剪树木

  • Before you plant trees, look up to ensure they won’t grow into nearby power lines in coming years.  (Also, don’t forget to call 811 before you dig so as not to dig into underground wires!).
  • 当修剪树木, ensure that branches won’t contact wires when you’re sawing, 或者当它们下落的时候.  Kansas law prohibits unqualified persons from trimming trees within 10 feet of power lines.  如果有疑问, contact a professional tree service that has special equipment to safely work near wires. 
  •  Midwest Energy trims trees around lines in our easements along roads and alleys on a four-year cycle.  Service lines running from the pole to a home or business are the homeowner's responsiblity, but unqualified persons should never trim within 10 feet of power lines.  Midwest Energy will temporarily remove service lines, 免费的, for homeowners who want to trim trees on their property.  请在1点打电话给188bet金宝搏官网登录预约这项服务.

在电气设备周围工作和玩耍

  • 无论如何不要进入变电站!  Substations contain very high voltage equipment, and you don’t even need to touch it to get shocked. 如果一个宠物, 球, model airplane or anything else enters a substation, call Midwest Energy at 1- and we’ll happily get it for you. 
  • Photo of a pad-mounted transformer in the yard of a Midwest Energy member.Keep children and pets away from pad-mounted transformers, found in many yards.  Never allow children to climb on these, and never attempt to open one yourself!  If you find one open, please call us at 1- and we’ll be right there to secure it.
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